MBARI in the news – 2020

June 3 Stories related to MBARI’s news release, New laser system provides 3D reconstructions of living deep-sea animals and their mucous filters
– Associated Press, “Scientists learn how tiny critters make ocean ‘snot palaces’” by Seth Borenstein (6-3-20) [Carried by at least 330 newspapers and TV stations around the US, including US News and World Report]
– New York Times, “The sea’s weirdest creatures, now in ‘staggering’ detail” by William J. Broad (6-4-20)
– LiveScience, “These gorgeous, intricate sea creatures are actually giant blobs of snot” by Yasemin Saplakoglu (6-4-20)
June 1
AZO CleantechBiodegradable plant-based plastic to combat ocean waste” by Sarah Moore
May 27
Scribol20 hair-raising photos that show what really lurks In the shadowy depths of the ocean” by James Cannon
May 14
RadioLabOctomom” produced by Annie McEwen
May 14
NewsweekNew worm species with glamorous iridescent scales discovered in the ocean abyss” by Aristos Georgiou
May 11
SmithsonianInvasive comb jellies might overproduce babies in summer to eat them in winter” by Theresa Machemer
May 7
Inside ScienceA gelatinous drifter may get ahead by eating Its babies” by Katharine Gammon
May 6
Daily MailUnderwater forest of hydrothermal vents off the coast of Washington State is mapped for the first time” by Stacy Liberatore [Carried by at least 4 other online outlets, including MSN News]
May 5
IFLScienceA city of geothermal chimneys discovered off the coast of the US” by Tom Hale
May 2
Santa Cruz SentinelEarth Matters–The virtual bay” by Ross Clark
May 1
LiveScienceHundreds of towering hydrothermal chimneys discovered on seafloor off Washington” by Mindy Weisberger [Related coverage appeared on at least 4 other on-line outlets, including Strange Sounds and Sputnik International]
Apr 30
OOI NewsFrom whale songs to volcanic eruptions: OOI’s cable hears the sounds of the ocean” by Darlene Trew Crist [Carried by at least 1 other online outlet]
Apr 15
Digital TrendsMonterey Bay Aquarium provides tours using Twitch and Animal Crossing” by Tyler Treese [Carried by at least 2 other online media outlets, including Yahoo News]
Apr 14
California Sea Grant NewsGetting to the bottom of ocean carbon export” by Katherine Leitzell [Also carried by Climate.gov]
Apr 13
PolygonA real aquarium is giving tours of Animal Crossing’s in-game museum” by Nicole Carpenter [Carried by at least 2 other online media outlets, including Infosurhoy]
Apr 10
SmithsonianWatch this giant, eerie, string-like sea creature hunt for food in the Indian Ocean” by Nora McGreevy
Apr 8
New York TimesA.I. is helping scientists understand an ocean’s worth of data” by Tatiana Schlossberg
Apr 8 USA TodayScientists spot giant ocean creature that looks like silly string hunting in ‘galaxy-like spiral’” by N’dea Yancey-Bragg [Carried by at least 5 other online news outlets.]
Apr 3 LiveScienceActivities and online resources for homebound kids: A coronavirus guide” by Mindy Weisberger [Also carried by Space.com and and at least 2 other online media outlets]
Mar 31
Marine Technology NewsEnvironmental DNA Emerging in the Ocean Science Community” by Justin Manley [Also appeared in Marine Link and Maritime Global News]
Mar 27 Marine LinkMBARI works at unlocking ocean biology” by Elaine Maslin [Also appeared in Marine Technology News, Marine Technology Reporter, and Santa Cruz Tech Beat]
Mar 26 Santa Cruz Tech BeatGoogle features former Cabrillo student’s work in documentary series” by Sarah Vickers-Webb
Mar 25 Environmental MonitorThe Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute’s wireless plan to connect to MARS” by Jack Nissen
Mar 23 Stories related to research on deciphering the visual language of Humboldt squid
– Stanford news release, “Stanford researcher investigates how squid communicate in the dark” [Carried by at least 7 online media outlets] (3-23-19)
– National Public Radio (All Things Considered), “Deep sea squid may communicate through glowing pigmentation, researchers find” by Lauren Sommer (3-23-20)
– Gizmodo, “Glowing deep-sea squid have a complex form of communication, new evidence suggests” by George Dvorsky (3-23-20)
– Nature, “Squid say hello with a light show” (3-23-20)
– Oceanographic magazine, “Researchers begin to reveal how Humboldt squid communicate in the dark” (3-24-20)
– CNET, “Illuminating find: Here’s how squid talk to each other in the dark” by Bonnie Burton [Carried by at least 2 other online outlets] (3-25-20)
– Science Friday, “How Humboldt Squid talk to each other in the dark” by Alexa Lim (3-27-20)
– EcoWatch, “Speaking squid: How squid glow to communicate in dark dceans” by Tiffany Duong (3-27-20)
– Stuff/NZ, “Glow-in-the-dark squid can brighten your day” by Siouxsie Wiles (3-30-20)
– The Science Times, “Illuminating find: Decoding the Humboldt squid’s secret language” (3-31-20)
– Scientific American (60-second Science podcast), “Squid’s glowing skin patterns may be code” by Susanne Bard (4-2-20)
– Smithsonian, “Deep-sea squids glow to communicate in the dark” by Hannah Knighton (4-6-20)
– NPR, “Deep sea squid communicate by glowing like e-readers” by Lauren Sommer (4-17-20) [Carried by at least 40 NPR affiliate stations around the US]
– Popular Mechanics, “How the deep sea squid communicates in fascinating and flashy ways” by Daisy Hernandez (4-24-20) [Also carried by YahooNews]
– New Zealand Geographic, “Light conversation” by Kate Evans (May 2020)
– Forbes, “Scientists shed light on deep-sea squid communication” by Sara Tabin (5-20-20)
Mar 20 Science AlertThe largest mass migration on the planet happens every single day, and we never see it” by Peter Dockrill [Also carried by MSN News]
Mar 12 Insider16 creatures from the bottom of the ocean that will give you nightmares” by Zoë Miller and Zoë Ettinger
Mar 7 Monterey HeraldRe-opening historic Point Sur lighthouse” by Amanda Heidt
Mar 6 ScienceFrank Press (1924–2020)” by Marcia McNutt
Mar 5 San Francisco Bay ViewEarth Island Institute takes on Big Plastic” by Lee Houskeeper
Mar 5 UPIChanges in oxygen, temperature could reshape deep sea fish communities” by Brooks Hays
Mar 5 PhysOrgDeep-sea fish community structure strongly affected by oxygen and temperature” [News Release from Scripps Institution of Oceanography]
Mar 5 National Geographic NewsAs the Arctic warms, light pollution may pose a new threat to marine life” by Sarah Gibbens
Mar 3 Monterey HeraldCarmel shop taking battle against plastics to new level” by Dennis Taylor
Mar 2 Before It’s NewsEarth Island files lawsuit against plastic polluters
Mar 1 The ScientistResearchers discover the largest virus in the oceans yet” by Kerry Grens
Feb 27 CBS NewsClorox, Coca Cola among companies sued over plastic pollution by Berkeley group
Feb 26 Bay City News ServiceSuit aims to hold ‘Big Plastic’ corporations responsible for plastic pollution” by Keith Burbank [Carried by SFGate, NBC, Patch, Pleasanton Weekly, and other outlets]
Feb 26 San Francisco ChronicleBay Area group sues Coke, Pepsi, other giants over plastic pollution ‘poisoning everything’” by Peter Fimrite [Also carried by MSN]
Feb 20 Stories related to MBARI’s story about the strange behaviors of deep-sea animals such as sponges at Station M
– Taucher.net, “The secret life of the sponges” (2-25-19)
– LiveScience, “Deep-sea sponges caught ‘sneezing’ in time-lapse photos” by Nicoletta Lanese (3-2-20)
– BGR, “Scientists caught a deep-sea sponge ‘sneezing’ on camera, and it’s so weird” by Mike Wehner [Story carried by at least 5 additional outlets, including the New York Post] (3-2-20)
– Daily Mail, “Gazoontite! Time-lapse video reveals a glass sponge sneezing more than 12,000 feet below the surface in order to expel sea particles from its inner canals” by Stacy Liberatore [Also carried by Brinkwire and at least 8 additional outlets] (3-3-20)
– Smithsonian, “Watch this deep-sea sponge sneeze in slow motion” by Theresa Machemer (3-3-20)
– Popular MechanicsBehold the super long sneeze of a deep sea sponge” by Daisy Hernandez [Article carried by at least 3 other outlets, including Yahoo News] (3-15-20)
– IFL ScienceDeep-sea sponges caught “sneezing” on camera” by Katy Pallister (3-17-20)
Feb 21 HakaiLess than a fifth of deep-sea life Is identifiable” by Nicola Jones
Feb 21 Wired‘Environmental DNA’ lets scientists probe underwater life” by Eric Niiler
Feb 19 Scientific AmericanKilometers of “dark cable” form the newest seismic sensors” by Shannon Hall
Feb 19 Laughing SquidHypnotic footage of a rainbow colored sea angel slug propelling itself under the ice of the white sea” by Lori Dorn
Feb 18 OceanaDrowned out: Is climate change making the ocean a noisier place?” by Sarah Royalty Pinkelman
Feb 17 SciShowThe most incredible snowfall on Earth occurs deep underwater” by Hank Green
Feb 14 New York TimesAs mating rituals go, Valentine’s Day isn’t so bad” by Priyanka Runwal [Also carried by MSN.com and at least two other online outlets]
Feb 10 ScienceLineLife in Earth’s final frontier, into view at last” by Hannah Seo
Feb 7 DVIDSNPS explores next-generation acoustic detection” [News release]
Feb 5 KTVU-TVStanford scientist creates bionic jellyfish that could aid in future research” by Andre Senior
Feb 5 San Jose MercuryCalifornia scientists create bionic jellyfish to explore oceans” by Paul Rogers [Carried by at least 13 other California newspapers]
Feb 4 The IndependentScience news in brief: From speaking mummies to volcanoes on Venus” by Nicholas St Fleur, Joshua Sokol, Karen Weintraub, Shannon Hall, and Cara Giaimo
January NOAA NewsCaptivating the nation: Education and outreach programs bring communities together” by Eve Moulin
Jan 21 Laughing SquidThe surprisingly small fierce-looking fangtooth fish” by Lori Dorn
Jan 19 MSNMysterious little red jellies: A case of mistaken identity
Jan 16 KSBW-TVWest Coast waters acidifying two times faster than global average” by Caitlin Conrad [Also carried on MSN]
Jan 16 KION-TVOcean acidification and the affects on the Central Coast” by Max Tarlton
Jan 9 The ScientistFish steals bioluminescence from prey” by Abby Olena
Jan 8 New York TimesHow a fish steals its ability to glow” by Joshua Sokol
Jan 8 PBS – NatureDive into the mysteries surrounding whales
Jan 6 Business WireRevolutionary modular storage system built to efficiently manage enterprise, cloud, and edge data growth” [Seagate press release]